FEED TO GO: A good season had Alan and Grace Murray from Back Plains buying at the annual santa sale.
FEED TO GO: A good season had Alan and Grace Murray from Back Plains buying at the annual santa sale. Toni Somes

Quality and quick gain key to beef success

BACK Plains cattle producers Alan and Grace Murray don't mess around when it comes to beef investments.

"We buy in quality weaners, only quality that's important," Mr Murray said.

"Then we grow them out for 12 months and put them back through Warwick saleyards at around double the weight we bought them."

The couple bought 36 head at the third annual Santa and Santa Infused Show and Sale in Warwick a week ago.

These weaner steers tipped the scales at between 270-300kg and were destined to an easy 12 months on the Murray's property, west of Clifton.

"Our cattle are all grass fed and we have had a very good season this year so going into winter we have plenty of feed," Mr Murray said.

He and his wife have been in the region 25 years and while he is hesitant to describe this as their best grass-growing season in that time he acknowledges it's one of the best.



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